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1  MORE ART, LESS CRAFT / More Art, Less Craft: Completed Works / Destiny diptych on: April 18, 2009 05:25:36 AM

I made these not long ago. They are on stretched canvas, with a chinese newspaper ripped in pieces and glued on as the background, then painted over with a translucent paint to give it the aged look. The characters for "destiny" and "tranquility" were then painted on them. The red strips have something in chinese painted on it, but i have no idea what it says, though with my luck its probably a funeral paper AND stuck on upside down (but if anyone can translate it, i would REALLY really love to know!) 

Thanks for looking and enjoy.
C&C as always much appreciated.



The set
2  QUILTING / Quilting: Completed Projects / My second quilt (10 years after the first) on: April 18, 2009 05:13:03 AM
Trying to get rid of all the craft supplies taking up space, i decided to make myself a quilt, until my niece came over and saw me making it and asked for it. She never asks me for anything, so how could i say no??

Boy did i regret it when it was finished, cos i actually really loved it and wanted to keep it for snuggling on the couch!

The quilt fits approximately the top of a single bed.

I also made a matching pillow, as i had leftover fabric.

Showing the back of the fabric.
That fabric was not from my stash, but she loved a scrap i had similar to that, and i didn't have any pieces big enough... and it was on sale for 4$/m  Grin

The matching pillow

And both together.

Thanks for looking.
All C&C (good and bad) much appreciated.
3  QUILTING / Quilting: Completed Projects / My first ever quilt... 10 years in the making! on: April 18, 2009 04:56:52 AM
Hi all...
After years of reading and beating amazed by everyones elses creations on craftster, i have decided to finally post my first post. Woohoo!

I started this quilt about 10 years ago while i was at college. It was basically finished except for the binding, so i finally pulled it out this year and finished it. Just in time for winter down under.

I cross-stitched the centrepiece and had no use for it so decided to use it on here, and i hand quilted the swirly pattern, but got bored quickly, so machine stitched around the squares around the rest of the quilt. Wink

Comments and criticisms appreciated... (even the bad stuff, or i'll never learn!  Smiley)

The whole quilt

The centre square

The hand quilting

The cross-stitch centrepiece

Thanks for looking!

4  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / Can't remember!!! (faux cable scarf) on: March 21, 2009 08:00:43 AM
Hi all,

A few years ago, i made a simple scarf which i thought was absolutely beautiful for a friend, so i went and bought the same wool to make myself one, and now can't remember how i made it. I am only a beginner, so i was hoping somone here who knows stheir stuff might know what i am after.

The pattern was chunky yarn, on size 20 needles, so the width, from memory, was only about 13 or so stitches (definitely NOT more than 20) and 3 stitches on each side were stocking stitch, and down the middle of the scarf was a cable type pattern. Now the problem is, the cable was only made up of purl and knit stiches, not with a separate cable needle, and it was very easy, considering there was only 13 stitches across on the needles. I do remember that where the pattern started with a purl on one side, it started with a knit on the next line.

Unfortunately, i was silly enought to send it overseas without ataking any photos of it.

I am hoping someone knows of a pattern something like this, and could help.

Thanks in advance.
5  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / Hoping you can help...Mock Cable Scarf on: February 16, 2006 03:07:46 AM
Hi all... My first post... Yippee!!!!
I am a complete beginner but i managed to make a gorgeous scarf last year (which of course i gave away without taking a photo). Problem is, now i want to make another, but of course i can't remember the pattern. It was very basic so i am hoping someone here will know what i am talking about.

The scarf was made out of very chunky wool on very chunky needles, so had only 13 stitches (i think ) per row. 3 at each end were stocking stitch to stop it from curling, which left 7 in the middle for a big cable down the scarf, but there was no cable needle used. I am sure it was just a combination of knit and purl, and i think maybe each line was the same, but because it was an uneven number of stitches it created the pattern.

I hope some really clever person out there can help me, because i have already spent $$ on teh wool, and i really love this scarf!!!

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